Dallas Turf Type Tall Fescue
Dallas is an improved turf-type tall fescue (Festuca arundi- nacea), providing superior density, dark color, and finer leaf texture.
Pests and Diseases
Dallas contains an endophyte for resistance to many sur- face-feeding insects and shows good performance under disease pressure from brown patch, pythium and net blotch.
In a traffic study, Dallas outperformed many other entries on genetic color, quality, quality after traffic of 10 games, quality after traffic of 20 games, quality 2 weeks after traffic stopped, quality 2 months after traffic stopped, % cover, % cover after 10 games, and % cover 2 weeks after traffic. Dallas was comparable to the best entries in scientific measurements of both soil moisture and surface softness.
Dallas is widely adaptable to management regimes including high, medium and low; including cutting heights of 1” to 3 inches (2.5-7.5 cm), but with best performance at 2” (4.8 cm).
Areas of Use
Dallas is an excellent choice for use on home lawns, parks, athletic fields, golf course roughs or out of play areas and community green spaces.
Dallas is the perfect choice alone or matched with other Jacklin grasses in mixtures and blends for permanent turf in temperate and transition zone climates. For mixtures it can be seeded at 80-90% Dallas/10-20% Kentucky bluegrass to improve sod strength.